Passport Photo Requirements

Passport Photo

Photo Sample

The photo must be:

    • Sized 2″ x 2″ (or 5 cm x 5 cm)
    • Color photo
    • Taken within the last six months
    • Full face, front view with a plain white background
    • No eye glasses
    • No headphones or wireless hands-free devices
    • No uniforms

Pictures may be taken at the Embassy/Consulate photo booth for 1,000 yen. (The Consulates in Nagoya and Sapporo do not have photo booths.)

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For more information regarding passport photos, please visit the Department of State website.

Tips on taking newborn’s passport photos:

  • Please make sure your child’s eyes are open in the photo.
  • You can drape a white sheet over one (sitting) parent, who also holds the baby’s head and neck upright from under the sheet. Or, you can place the child on a white blanket on the floor and take the photo while standing over him/her.